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Aug 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
>>> welcome to this special hour in the crisis in syria. we would like to welcome our viewers here in the united states as well as those watching from around the world. i am suzanne malveaux. >> i am richard quest in for michael. >> we are following fast moving developments as the drum beat for military strikes is met by growing demands for caution now. >> "around the world" moment by moment, we're seeing new twists and turns in this crisis, so we are again devoting the entire hour to it and you will know all the angles and crucially how you may be directly impacted. at the moment u.n. weapon inspectors are back out collecting evidence from one of the neighborhoods where perhaps more than 1,000 people were massacred. "new york times" reports american officials say there is no smoking gun that directly lin links iowa shar al-assad to the attacks. the president is expected on a conference call today to brief high ranking members of congress about his plans for syria. >> military hardware is on the move. britain is deploying a half dozen war planes to cyprus that is just off syria's c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to rally support from its allies for a strike on syria, that makes it very clear it is willing to go it alone. firefighters are trying to slow down the progress of that massive wild fire inside yosemite national park. bad news for ol' day drivers as uncertainty on gas prices. ♪ ♪ we could learn more about plans the u.s. plans to respond to last week's chemical weapons attack. this happened only civilians near the syrian capitol. secretary state will speak later this hour, we will bring that to you live. first, though, president obama says he hasn't made a decision on the timing or scope of any military action, that is according to a congressman. an unclassified version on last week's attack, that's expected later today. and french president says his country is welcome to back any u.s. action against syria. let's start with mike, live at the white house. that's a pretty big development there, we have come a long way. talk more about our allies. >> i was covering ten years ago, when two stood before cameras and changed the sign, from french fries to freedom fries. why, they were d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am EDT
a coalition for a possible military strike against syria, in response to last week's chemical weapons attack. our closest ally, britain, will not be involved leaving a short supply of potential partners. here are the latest headlines. president obama says he hasn't made a decision on the timing or scope of any action that. >> also it is not out of the question that we would hear from the president on the situation in syria. some time during the course of the day. we have a new poll that reflects the american people's opinion, about where they want to see this go and reflect some of the problems in the obstacles that the president faces as he tries to address and consult this issue with congress. 80% of the american public according to this nbc poll say that the president needs to come to congress to get specific authorization for any perspective military action in syria. 50%, think the president should not intervene with only four pest in favor. 42% in favor. so a number of challenges. >> overwhelming number that 80% of people that want the president to get congressional approval. what are w
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
>> syria, oil, and the wait continues on what action the united dates will take and what impact it will have on the markets. i am phillip yin in washington. >> i am michelle makori. at the nasdaq market in times square in new york. the world's leading exporter of dairy products says it's baby formula is safe after a multimillion dollar recall. >> welcome to the biz asia america. much more on what is happening in syria, but also latin america as well. we will travel to brazil to see what that country's central bank is doing to keep interest rates on hold. a special report on south africa's fight for economic equality. first, the latest from syria. >> u.s.says the u.s. is certai's government carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pa
Aug 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
in syria. therefore drawing united states deeper into another middle east conflict. >> irony, indeed. the white house indicated it may not wait for the united nations weapons inspectors to return from syria to present findings, emphasizing they will not be swayed by the u.n.. with other allies now saying they will not join any strike, and the united nations security council said to me in a few days -- set to meet in a few days, if washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved in the chemical weapons attack alleged on eastern damascus. they said they have intercepted some sort of calls and such removal in before the attack as well. this has not swayed some members of congress, key members of congress. we had bob corker, he says there should be a vote. the libyan campaign, there w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm EDT
strikes in syria has heightened fierce. they have vowed to defend themself and says it's still a powerful allie. >> reporter: the syrian's president report has supporters here in lebanon and across beirut. iran warned the united states to stay out of the conflict and not expected to retolerate against israel. >> that's not an empty threat if the survivele of the assad regime is in question. he's specific for his own survivele. the war in syria threatens to escalate beyond its boards. it's warning the syrian president made back in 2011. when you play with it, there could be an earthquake that will effect the entire region. that region includes israel where people crowded distribution centers. israeli government also deployed missile defense in preparation far possible syrian attack. in jordan, people are just as afraid even though the government said it will not allow its territory to be used to launch attacks against syria. but syrians state media has accuseded the jordanian government in participating in what is called a u.s.-led aggression. a man recently hosted a meeting of countries l
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. even the first responders, the doctors, nurses and medics who tried to save them, they became victims themselves. we saw them gasping for air, terrified that their own lives were in danger. this is the indiscriminate, in conceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did. it masors because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impunity even after the u.s. and our allies said no and the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our evolve and the dangers that will flow from those others who believe that they can do as they will. >> in a moment, will speak to diplomatic editor of the united nations in new york. first let's speak to our white house scored in washington, d.c. patty, what did you make of what john kerry had to
Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
:00. >> see you then. n the broadcast tonight, the strongest case yet for a strike on syria. the obama administration tonight calling president assad a thug and a murderer for chemical attacks on his own people. >>> secretary of state john kerry laying out the intelligence for a war-fatigued nation. a war-fatigued nation. >> some cite the risk of doing things. but we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? >> tonight, u.s. warships are in position. will the president give the order to strike? "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian tonight. the words and the signals couldn't be clearer. it is virtually certain tonight the united states will not let syria's alleged use of chemical weapons go unpunished. the president today said he has not made a final decision in the course of action, but the case for a u.s. military attack was spelled out in no uncertain terms by secretary of state john kerry. like a prosecutor making an impassioned closing argument to a jury, kerry today made a point-by-point assessment of the evidence against syria, and warnin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm EDT
syria. >> that's right. we're standing by waiting for the president to come out in the rose garden to make remarks about his decision-making process on syria. >> u.n. chemical weapons inspectors brief leaders on their findings in syria just returning from damascus. >>> president obama is about to make a statement from the white house regarding syria. the president's address will take place as he decides what action to take against syria following last week's chemicals weapons attack against civilians in a damascus suburb. let's go to paul who joins us live from washington. paul, what can we expect the president to say? >> reporter: what we've learned is this is not an announcement that an attack on syria is imminent. it's important to emphasize he won't come out and announce an attack is imminent. what he is going to talk about is talk about his decision-making process, what's been going on about the intelligence, about his consultations with congress, perhaps, consultations with allies. again, it's about his decision-making process toward any potential action in syria. >> so basic
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00am EDT
the trigger on attacking syria. >> drones in yosemite, how exhausted firefighters are using sophisticated technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> why fast food may be anything but today. the strike that could seriously delay customers who want fries with that. ♪ theme >> president obama is deciding whether to launch a military strike against syria. he is expected to meet congressional leaders today to layout his proof that syrian president bashar al-assad was behind last week's chemical attack. hundreds of people died and western leaders are demanding a response. the u.n. security council will not approve action and britain's parliament seems to be scaling back its calls for an immediate strike. in a pbs interview, president obama expressed he has no interest in an open ended conflict with syria but said that assad's regime has dough employed chemical weapons. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term an
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 2:00am EDT
of state john kerry said the u.s. has the evidence that would justify an attack on syria. president obama is suggesting a limited attack is possible. today he'll make the argument to senators in hope of gaining their support in strike. >>> u.n. investigators will arrive in lebanon. plus, disturbing new pictures out of syria as school children are killed and burned. reportedly by a napon-like substance. >> it now appears to be only a matter of time before the u.s. launches military strikes on syria. president obama said he is considering a limited and narrow attack, and for the fires time secretary of state john kerry revealed new evidence that the assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people. mike viqueira has the very latest. >> reporter: president obama is now talking openly of a military response. insisting there is little choice even in the face of skepticism from the american public. >> it is important for us to recognize that when over a thousand people are killed, including hundreds of innocent children, through the use of a weapon that 98% or 99% of humanity says should no
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm EDT
syria in response to new intelligence of weapons attack. assad remains defiant. rich, >> the u.n. inspectors just arrived in the netherlands to analyze the samples they've collected from syria. the world is waiting to see how the u.s. and its allies will respond to last week's chemical attacks. here are the latest headlines we are watching. senior u.s. officials will hold conference calls with senators this afternoon. return vladimirussian presidentn calls the accusations nonsense. it seems that the response is a military response. if that is the case what have you learned about the military capability of the u.s.? >> reporter: as you mentioned there are u.s. warships, there are six, a half dozen. five of them are guided missiles destroyers and armed with tomahawk missiles. there is now a marine troop carrier with hundreds of marines in the areas a support role. the president emphasized there would be no boots on the ground in the event of any attack. the marines troop carrier is there just as a precautionary measure. >> what role does it seem that ourallies will play in this?
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
on syria. >>> plus the emotional 50th anniversary of the march on washington, and the historic speech that galvanized the civil rights movement. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with an historic moment. the country's first african-american president, standing on the steps of the lincoln memorial, commend rating the legacy of a man who stood in that very same spot 50 years ago today and delivering an iconic speech that paved the way for what we saw a little while ago. the celebration of dr. martin luther king's legacy. comes as the -- cnn senior white house correspond jim acosta is over at the white house with the latest. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: >> reporter: wolf, president obama did not touch on the situation at the lincoln memorial, though he did address some domestic political issues. it was a brief diversion for the president, who is facing one of the biggest foreign policy challenges during his second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his del
Aug 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
the world" starts right now. >>> welcome to this special hour on the crisis in syria. we'd like to welcome our viewers here in the united states as well as those watching from around the world. we are zeroing in on alls a pentagons of the crisis in syria. it's a u.s. military strike appears imminent. it was one week ago today that the world watched in horror the aftermath of an apparent chemical weapons attack in entire neighborhoods near damascus. >> it is likely not an if, but a when that the u.s. will launch an attack. so we are devoting the entire hour to this crisis. it's something cnn does better than any other network in the world. we are the only network broadcasting live from inside syria. our fred pleighton is on the ground. also a closer look at the military options and possible targets in syria. >> also the dissension in congress on whether to strike syria or not. some members made it clear they want more answers from the president. we're going to take a look at how the stock market is also reacting. will you feel the impact of a potential strike? first want to get you up to sp
Aug 31, 2013 4:45pm EDT
coming out in october. this is booktv on c-span2. >> in light of recent events in syria, booktv is reairing the 2012 program with professor david lesh, author of "syria: the fall of the house of assad," and in the book, he talking about the rise of assad, the faith many mountain west had in him, and his turn to oppression and violence in recent years. this is a little under an hour. >> tonight, we have a program with david lesch. he is a professor of middle east studies and history at t the university in texas, and he's been going to syria for, i believe, 23 years? >> what's 1989? 2323 -- twenty-three years, yes. >> the reason i'm excited to have him talk to us tonight, unlike a lot of people who have lots of opinions about syria, david got to know bashar al-assad, which is unique, and after his father died, and now discovered that not to be the case, and there's another book called # "the fall of the house of assad" trying to fill us in. we'll talk about that tonight, and my first question is going to be simply, when did you first meet assad, and what were your impressions of
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
>> the firster formal consultation between the white house and congress on the crisis in syria happening right now. and britain suffers a defeat on syria. the nfl agrees to hundreds of last week al jazeera america launched a new and needed voice in journalism. the new york times calls it "serious, straight-forward news". "accurate, responsible" says the washington post. and the baltimore sun says, "instantly engaging and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. make sure that stories don't escape them. >> every day a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you heard angles you hadn't considered. consider this, antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo. stories that matter to you. saudi arabia for that. ♪ test test .. . .. . but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." welcome back to al jazeera. members of congress are being briefed right now about syria. >> possibly to start the end of this week, about now. now things look so very different. the loyal britt whose h
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 2:00am EDT
. the president's national security team briefed members congress on the crisis in syria, but the decision of if or when to use military force is still up in the air. president obama is also considering going it alone in syria, this after america's closest ally britain cast a surprising vote against military action in response to the chemical weapons attack. meanwhile bold reaction from syria's leader, bashar al-assad said its country is ready to defend itself from any military attack. [♪ music ] >> the united states may have to go it alone in syria. the white house is still trying to assemble a coalition after an alleged chemical weapons attack by government forces. but last night the british parliament refused to authorize any military intervention. the lawmakers were told the administration has proof that president assad's government used chemical weapons. they were also told that the president still has not decided how to provide in syria. defense secretary chuck hagel said that the u.s. still considers the u.k. an ally. >> thvery strong in condemning e syrian regimes use of chemical
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
0's ♪ and chuck hagel says the vote against military intervention in syria will not change america's strategy. ♪ hello and welcome, i'm steven in doha and this is al jazeera, coming up, one of the most prominent leader is arrested and they are pulling out from the front line in their battle against the congo army. but first united states is still planning a military response to a suspected gas attack by syrian government forces. it had expected the uk to join a possible coalition but the british parliament voted against any strikes on syria as carolyn malone reports. >> reporter: the resistance outside of the white house against the u.s. attacking syria. and the leaders look at military options and an important ally is against intervening with syria with suspected use of chemical weapons and chuck hagel says the united states still hopes to act with other allies. >> our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together and i think you are seeing a number of countries say publically state their position on the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 8:00am EDT
. weapons inspectors have departed syria. their convey arrived in lebanon this morning and headed directly to beirut airport. the inspector spent four days looking for evidence that chemical weapons were used in syria. but their report is expected to take at least two weeks to prepare. for the first time the obama administration unveiled intelligence it says proves chemical weapons killed 1400 syrians. officially the president is still undecided about what to do in syria. but many on servers see missle strikes as unevidentble. some lawmakers say the president should get consent before ordered strikes. minority leader says the white house has agreed to his request to brief this afternoon. >> president obama is now talking openly of a military response. insisting there is little choice. >> it is important for us to recognize that when over 1,000 people are killed including hundreds of innocent children, through the use of a weapon that 98 or 99% of humanity says should not be used even in war, and there is no action, then we are sending a signal that that international norm doesn't mean much
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical whens attack there. they arrived a few hours ago. this removes a major obstacle for a u.s. military strike in syria now that they are gone. the pentagon no longer has to worry about the safety in syria. now begins the process of analyzing all of the data and the evidence they collected in syria. things like hair and soil samples. the u.n. says it could take two or three weeks before they produce any type of report. however, it looks like the white house isn't in any, isn't going to wait for the u.n. report. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical whens by syria is "clear and convincing." kerry claiming the attack killed at least 1,42ed 9429 syrs and including 426 children. >> we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time and where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from the routine co
Aug 29, 2013 2:30pm PDT
of tense meetings on syria. presidentt jet -- obama has briefed john boehner, and david cameron is talking to parliament. russia has called a meeting of the security council. no decision has been made but with a threat looming, president assad says that syria will defend itself. the syrian people are increasingly nervous as we report from damascus. it feels as if something big is coming to damascus. the supporters of president assad paraded on the hotel, outside of the where the u.n. inspectors and foreign correspondents are. they chanted a reference to the infamous militia of the regime. meeting aassad was delegation from yemen, telling them that syria would defend itself against western aggression. parliament, the call was for dialogue. a message from the parliamentary al islam.ihad he said al qaeda was the common enemy of syria and britain, and history shows that the local crisis could be much bigger. >> i want to remind you that the first and second world wars started like this. instead of standing against terrorism, the american government is supporting the terrorists. syria won't sur
Aug 31, 2013 1:30pm PDT
into syria. >> jay newton-small, "time" magazine, thanks so much for come? >> thank you. >>> the president today making his case for military action in syria. we're taking a closer look at his plan and his strong messages to congress, world leaders, and also the american people. but tracking all the action and hearing everything from our marketing partners, the media and millions of fans on social media can be a challenge. that's why we partnered with hp to build the new nascar fan and media engagement center. hp's technology helps us turn millions of tweets, posts and stories into real-time business insights that help nascar win with our fans. she was a picky eater. well now i'm her dietitian... ...and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost drink has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. and now boost comes in tw
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 12:00pm EDT
... >> welcome to al-jazeera, i'm dale walters. syria gives the okay for u.n. inspectors to take a look at the site of the suspected chemical weapons attack in that country. and wind makes things worse for firefighters as they continue to fight the flames. >>> and the army major turned killer now prepares to hear his fate. ♪ >>> sir ra -- syria will allow u.n. inspectors to visit the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack and inspectors say they will visit the area tomorrow. they have agreed o ceasefire to allow the inspectors a safe passage. state tv was claiming it was the rebels using chemical weapons, the rebels are blaming the state. will the u.n. inspectors be able to get to the bottom of this? >> well, it is a pretty tough problem, dale, you are right, and that will be the focus of the inspectors as they go in there tomorrow afternoon just outside of damascus. the prevailing thought on all of this from doctors without borders who have an office here in beirut is that if a military entity like the government of syria is using chemical weapons, it will show up as the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 9:00am EDT
program featuring the latest over the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. we didn't do it, and we're ready to defend ourselves. but the work of the chemical when pons inspectors is delayed for a day. also coming up on the program, a prolonged visit to pakistan. there's signs of new talk with the taliban. >>> and why india is turning a deaf ear to the noise pollution on its streets. ♪ >>> hello, western powers are moving towards military intervention in syria, and it now seems some kind of faction could happen within days. the syrian foreign minister says it is ready to defend itself. he has also declared they had nothing to do with the alleged chemical weapons attack. here is the latest. >> reporter: syria's response to the threat of military intervention is one of defiance. the international community needs to find another reason. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war around us. if they launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. i totally deny that we used chemical weapons. i challenge those to lay out before the eyes of th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> the u.s. prepares for a strike against syria. meanwhile in syria's largest city, school children killed were burned by what's described of a bomb strike. and as it heats up, israelis line up to get their hands on gas masks. >>> president obama said he has not decided how to respond. he calls the use of chemical weapons a threat to american security and to the security of u.s. allies. the president says he wants what he calls limited a*bs. >> we're not considering any open ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons understanding that there's not going to be a solely military solution to the under lying conflict and tragedy that's taking place in syria. >> our mike joins us from the white house. what more did the president say about what's needed in syria. >> the white house told us that the president continues those consultations with allies he's pokeen to a number of days since that chemical attack in syria. the president having consultations perhaps one last time. aft
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the globe. in washington, new york and london, there have been a series of tense meetings on syria. presidentt jet -- obama has briefed john boehner, and david cameron is talking to parliament. russia has called a meeting of the security council. no decision has been made but with a threat looming, president assad says that syria will defend itself. the syrian people are increasingly nervous as we report from damascus. it feels as if something big is coming to damascus. the supporters of president assad paraded on the hotel, outside of the where the u.n. inspectors and foreign correspondents are. they chanted a reference to the infamous militia of the regime. meeting aassad was delegation from yemen, telling them that syria would defend itself against western aggression. parliament, the call was for dialogue. a message from the parliamentary al islam.ihad he said al qaeda was the common enemy of syria and britain, and history shows that the local crisis could be much bigger. >> i want to remind you that the first and second world wars started like this. instead of standing against
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm PDT
states and all around the world right now. the big story this hour, huge developments in the syria story. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punish
Aug 27, 2013 5:30am PDT
>> we will defend ourselves using all available means, says syria's foreign minister. this as the u.s. weighs a military strike against the war-torn country saying there's undeniable evidence of a chemical attack. russia says a military strike on syria could have catastrophic consequences. in this edition we look at how soon it might happen and what options the u.s. has. and ash rained down on a key reservoir in california. this as a massive fire is just 20% contained after burning for more than a week. welcome back to the news room. we start with syria defending its actions. the foreign minister addressed reports a short while ago and said the regime is cooperating with u.n. inspectors trying to determine if there have been chemical attacked in the war-torn country. the u.s. says there is undeniable evidence such attacks has taken place and is weighing a military strike against syria. he says that isn't justified and would serve the interest of al qaeda linked groups and israel. he denied the government tried to get rid
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 12:00am EDT
-- it requires this new warning. >> the pressure tonight continues to build on syria as other nations demand an investigation into suspicions of a chemical weapons attack. you've seen those gruesome pictures that show hundreds of dead men, women and children and they have raised alarm. while other violence have claimed many more lives and many more made homeless. >>> the united nations reports that child refugees have reached 1 million and satellite images of the az zaaingstari refugee camp. >> the united nations says over half the syrian refugees in jordan are under the age of 18. after witnessing violence and multiple violence, anger at their situation according to aid agencies at jordan al zaatre refugee cax. causing significant psychological suffering to people. this is merriam, she has family back in syria and doesn't want them to be hurt. >> i'm a girl that used to be happy and now i'm sad because of what happened in syria. to me my country was heaven on earth. >> teenagers like maria ufer. >> a two-year-old girl was raped in a nearby town. her parents couldn't deal with it so they sla
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00am EDT
security team to discuss options in syria. wildfires spread into yosemite park and new threats to san francisco. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the two meaning of its dream. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. >> remembering the dream and the dreamer, 50 years later. [♪ music ] >> and welcome to al jazeera. we're in washington, d.c. for this historic day as thousands make their way to the nation's capitol to remembering down independence avenue and casting the mlk memorial which was there 50 years ago. then they'll address the exactlt today means 50 years later. >> racism now is has raised its head in vicious ways, but in the language of politicians. we need the constitutional right to vote. we cannot let the voting right go back. we need the constitutional right to vote. we need to fight the war on poverty. young people with good minds can't afford to go to school. revival the civil rights commission and a ban of foreclosing on urban america. it's not so said there is much that needs to be changed by america. >
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>>> just over an hour ago, president obama saying there should be military action in syria. take a listen. >> this attack is it an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. it risks making a mochrie of the global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. it endangers our friends and partners along syria's borders, including israel, jordan, turkey, lebanon and iraq. it could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons. or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm. in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted. after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this will not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons. deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> the president saying he will seek a congr
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
on the crisis in syria. president obama is expected to speak in a few minutes on syria. we will bring you his comments when those happen. meanwhile, within the past hour, secretary of state john kerry laid out the evidence the white house believes proves the assad regime was, in fact, behind the chemical attack that killed over 1,000 people, including 426 children. >> we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> kerry's statement came after a national security council meeting led by president obama at the white house a short time ago. the white house released the intelligence report on last week's chemical weapons attack using the report the white house hopes to make the case for military intervention at a time when publi
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to strike syria. i'm john berman and this is "the lead." the world lead. after complaining they're getting left in the dark, some lawmakers will soon hear what the administration has on syria. can the skeptics be won over? we'll talk to a lawmaker in the president's own party who is dead set against intervention. and would a strike on the syrian regime put us on the same side as al qaeda? would it trigger retaliation against u.s. ally israel? the complications of getting involved in another middle east complex. and the sports lead. they were once gods of gridiron who say the nfl profited off the trauma to their brains. now the league is paying up but is it enough for the thousands of players who say they will never be the same again? i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the world lead and breaking news. just what does the u.s. have on assad? was he personally behind a chemical attack? two hours from now senior officials in the obama administration will brief congressional leaders on the situation in syria. the administration has repeatedly claimed that it is cert
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Aug 31, 2013 3:00am EDT >> u.n. weapons inspectors leave syria after investigating last week's chemical weapons attack, but the u.s. may not wait to hear their findings. >> obama: a lot of people think that something should be done. >> responses have been narrow and limited. >> hello and welcome, and you're watching al jazeera. also ahead six people die in protests in egypt. and in the democratic republic of congo, tensions are riding. >>> and a verdict is expected in the case of a minor and a fatal gang rape which has shocked the country. >> but first, th the last of the united nations' chemical weapons inspectors left syria. they drove across the border into neighboring lebanon. the 13-member team have been gathering evidence at the sites of last week's suspected chemical weapons attack. we're joined live from the crossing on the lebanon-syria record. zana, as we said, u.n. inspectors are out. they crossed into lebanon. what happens next? >> well, yes, they've crossed into lebanon. they've taken samples, evidence from rebel-controlled territories. they even visited a government hospit
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not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another country without congressional approval. i am with him in terms of the congress should be given a right to vote, and we should have a national draft to make certain that everybody has skin in the game when we attack a
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of many americans as the world awaits a possible u.s. strike on syria, but will president obama bend to the pressure? and will the u.s. military have to go it alone? >> no event are we considering any military action that would involve boots on the ground. >> no boots on the ground. we'll show you what aa possible attack on syria might look like. >>> don't get too excited, mary jane, that's a catch. >>> good morning, i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm victor blackwell. good morning. this is "new day saturday." >> we begin with the crisis in syria. we've gotten word that the united nations weapons inspectors are out of syria. they arrived in beirut just hours ago and are carrying with them any evidence of a chemical attack in a damascus suburb. why is it critical that they've left syria? with the u.n. team out, the window, that's thought, is open here for a possible u.s. military strike. >> cnn exclusive video now. chief inspector angela king flew straight to new york to brief u.n. secretary general ban ki moon, telling them results of the chemical weapons test may not be available for a
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on the white house's decisions regarding syria, and then the president surprising a lot of folks saying he is going to call on congress to take a vote before military strikes. kristin welker standing by for us at the white house. are you with me? >> i am with you and can hear you. >> where do we go from here and what is next? >> you absolutely hit the nail on the head, craig. this will surprise a lot of people, a lot of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to
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.s. should take military action against syria but also saying that he will seek authorization from the u.s. congress, talking too house and senate leaders this morning, and he said they agreed to hold 'debate and then a vote when congress gets back. congress is not scheduled to be back until september 9. from the labor day vacation. the president saying that this comes as, he acknowledged, british parliament, voted against prime minister david cameron, for the authorization of force against syria this past week. we believes that he has the authority to president obama said, but he wants congress to weigh in. he said, he wants this action to happen because the u.s. cannot stand by and let chemical weapons be used to gas hundreds of children to death with no action afterwards. he said the implications go beyond chemical warfare and he mentioned the possibility of other countries using nuclear weapons or threatening to do so. he said, we all are war weary in america but it is time to step to this plate. so he has now announced he will seek authorization from the u.s. congress and that means
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
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Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. new clues about the chemical weapons attack in syria. what the white house knows and how they found out. >>> paying honor to a man who helped change a nation forever. 50 years after his "i have a dream" speech, remembering dr. martin luther king. >>> an army doctor turned killer facing military justice and a jury who will decide if he lives or dies. ♪ >>> we continue to follow the developments that are coming out of syria at this hour. at this hour, that is the syrian ambassador to the united nations addressing the security council there which is meeting to determine what to do next. >> all of the details related to this situation. i am in your hands. >> reporter: do you want the team to find out -- assign responsibility for the incidents? and when did angela kaine request to visit guda? there seems to be some disparity there? they are saying there was a five-day delay. >> mr. angela kaine concluded an agreement with the syrian government with regard to her visit, and the visit was granted. she was granted with her team to to go to the locations where the chemical -- where the all
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Aug 30, 2013 12:30pm EDT
when he saw what we saw in syria shocked the conscious of the world, calling eight moral obscenity that defies any code of morality. >> and certainly it was quite a blow, to the u.s. yesterday that one of our staunchest allies great britain will not be going along with us on this. i would at some point the secretary of state will address that as well. >> perhaps he will. secretary of defense hagel addressed that privately yesterday. he was asked some questions there about the coalition, mentioned that partners need to make decisions on their own. that countries will certainly have the right to do so. but indicated that the u.s. will continue to consult with britain. but that the u.s. is pardon me, prepared to press forward with or without britain. >> and at this point, perhaps pressing forward with an unlikely ally in france. >> ambulance is certainly known as a staunch opponent to the war in iraq, while the u.k. was a strong partner. so the tables may have turned here these many years later, france, of course, wants the colonial power in syria, so an interesting cross roads of his
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>> barack obama says something must be done about syria. >> france said it is committed to punishing the syria regime. >> columbia deploys the army after thousands march on the capitol to protest against the government's agricultural policies. >> u.s. president barack obama says he has made no final decision on airstrikes against syria over the alleged chemical attack last week. he said a wide range of options are still being considered. >> he said whatever decision he made, there would not be any, quote, american boots on the ground. >> both listen to what he had to say a few minutes ago. >> i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. we have consulted with allies, with congress. we have been in conversations with all the interested parties. in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. we are looking at the possibility of a limited act that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical we
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>> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent i standards by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> latest there from senator john kerry and the actions of the syrian forces in the administration's view. he says the use of chemicals is many question when the united states will act with force. force,say beyond any strategy is needed on syria. i want to get your reactions this morning again to the situation in syria and what the secretary of state said yesterday in what the u.s. should do and whether congress may or may not be involved as well as the international community. here are the lines on the screen. here is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. obama weighing limiting strike on syria. they say the president is wearing a strike syria that would be a limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for serious use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent while keeping the u.s. ou
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place in syria. >> this is evidence. these are facts. so the primary question is really no longer, what do we know? the question is what do we -- we colle tively -- we going to do about it? >> welcome to "the closing bell," i'm bill griffeths. >> maria is back next tuesday. john kerry serving notice the u.s. is preparing to act on syria. we are following escalating developments for you as the stock market is in the final hour of what looks to be the worst month for dow and s&p 500 since 2012. >> i will point out market's response to syria remarks has been muted, also very few traders out there on this friday before labor day weekend. >> seems there was a mild reaction to the downside. bob pisani noticed when john kerry was taking a harder line, the dow dropped ten points. when he took a softer stance and reiterated no boots on ground, not open-ended, words like that, it seemed like the market came back to where it was prekerry's speech at the moment. where we're sitting at the dow is we're off by just 0.2%, down by 26 points. the nasdaq is down by 27 points. off by 0.7%. and the s&p 500
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
divided voices weigh in on the best way to handle allegations of chemical weapons use in syria. >> waiting for the green light from the white house, the u.s. military says it is ready to launch a strike to weeken assad's regime. >> more than 60 square miles have been charred inside yosemite national park. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> that famous speech delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. ♪ theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the b
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Aug 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
for military action over the suspected chemical attack in syria gross. british politicians gather to debate intervening. there are signs of preparations, british jets have arrived in cypress. >> one of the most wanted men in india was arrested after five years on the run. >> i'm in new orleans. it's a city struggling to recover from hurricane katrina, now a new generation of entrepreneurs is helping it stage a comeback. ♪ theme >> in just half an hour, british prime minister david cameron will lead a debate in particlement on military action in syria in a responsibility to a chemical attack. whatever vote parliament takes, they won't be making a binding decision for a few days yet. they want to hear what the u.n. weapons inspectors inside syria say and they won't be finished with their work until saturday. simon mcgregor wood is in london. this is a vote, simon, which is a difference motion than cameron had hoped to approve. what do we expect to see in parliament? >> he's been knocked back from the original motion specifically tailored toward this fast track, if you like, forwarded milita
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syria. >>> barbara is in london as western powers weigh up options for possible strikes on syria. >> it's not about invading other regime change. >> britain's prime minister defends the case for military action. >>> another leader from the muslim brotherhood's political party is arrested in egypt. the barrier keeping the water back, a special report from the flooded chinese region. >>> eight years after hurricane katarina we visit new orleans and nose instrumental in rebuilding the city. >>> we start off with the latest on syria. in the next half hour permanent members of the u.n. security council will be gathering for an urge the meeting called by russia. they will discuss what action, if any, to take against syria over condemn wall weapon attacks on civilians. military jets and other hardware are being positioned in the mediterranean and british politicians are debating whether to take part in any action in the country. inside syria the president has appeared on state tv. assad says syria would defend itself against any aggression. our correspondent is standing by in london to give us
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the administration as they make their case to strike syria. the world lead, exhibit a, a map showing areas around damascus supposedly hit by chemical weapons, a map that they are sharing. yet the president still hasn't made their decision. >> the national lead, more than 6,000 americans have died after more than a decade of war. and if a u.s. attack is coming, don't you think syria knows by now? the administration has given plenty of lead time for them to brace themselves so how might the assad regime fight back? i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the world lead. less than two hours after secretary of state john kerry gave the strongest impression yet that the u.s. will strike syria, president obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would in
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its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questions remain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee to investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs law takes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense secretary saying, that the u.k. will not take part in any military action against syria, after the government unexpectedly lost a parliam
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obama. syria's leader says his country is ready to defend itself. and his ally russia moves warships into the eastern mediterranean. ♪[music] our top story tonight is syria and the new developments. zillion has not made a decision to launch an attack, but if he does it will be without our closest ally. paramedic limit said no tonight. and the security team briefed members of congress. we are also waiting for secretary of defense to speak to reporters in manila tonight, and if we has something to say we will bring it to you. first, we go to washington, d.c. and paul with the latest reaction. paul. >> john, what we are hearing about this teleconference tonight, between the national security team and congress is that it was about 90 minutes is tough but respectful. there was some tough questions from lawmakers about how this military reaction would be funded. there are questions about the broad range of options that may or may not be available to the u.s. and mentioned the fact that the u.s. is wary of war. the american public is weary of war. again, on the call as you mentioned. repr
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